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Slaghuis Museum | The History of S.A Hip Hop

Slaghuis Museum has curated a visual presentation on the rich and inspirational story of South African Hip Hop. We will be going through the times and relive iconic  and historic moments that shaped the face of South African Hip Hop. ... Read more
05
Dec
1972

1979 – The TDK Cassette Years

The Introduction of the Cassette Tape in South Africa in the 1970’s gave rise to the first large scale consumer based copy culture build around mixtapes. Hip Hop around South Africa was spread through cassette piracy & that’s h... Read more
11
Aug
1979

PJ Powers Raps on “Feel So Strong” featuring Steve Kekana – 1983

A Lot of musicians experimented with hip-hop during the early 1980s, In 1983 PJ Powers rapped on a Classic early bubble-gum track titled “Feel So Strong” a duet by a black man and a white woman that tested the apartheid censors at ... Read more
05
Dec
1984

Sipho Gumede Raps in isiZulu on Jika Jika – 1984

In 1984 One of South Africa's most respected bassists, Sipho Gumede assumed an alias The Boogie Man, dressed like an undertaker and rapped in Zulu for this experiment with Rap.... Read more
05
Dec
1984

Senyaka Releases “African Rap” – 1987

In 1987 Senyaka releases his debut Fuquza Dance album which featured the hit single African Rap. Senyaka was the first artist to rap on disco music, locally known as bubblegum music in the 80s”,... Read more
05
Dec
1987

Prophets of Da City release “Our World” – 1990

The last thing the Apartheid Regime needed was a socially conscious group from the Cape, rapping about freeing your mind and combating political injustice. The airwaves did not touch such, until a young Glen Lewis broke the rules whils... Read more
05
Dec
1990

Karamo release “Bra Music” -1991

In Joburg Hip Hop is bubbling under in the late 80s, and Katlehong is the Mecca of J Sec, with DH Williams being the focal point where all the hoods come to compete. It is no coincidence that the first rap crew to spit in vernac, Karam... Read more
05
Dec
1991

Black Noise Release “Pumpin Loose” – 1992

Black Noise is a hip-hop crew hailing from the Cape Flats in Cape Town, South Africa, which gained street popularity, primarily after the group chose to reach out to Cape Flats youth with the inclusion of members from Mitchell's Plain.... Read more
05
Dec
1992

Bob Mabena wins SAMA for “Get Funky” – 1994

Conscious Hip Hop from groups like Prophets of Da City soon swayed through leading to more viber sounds like " Get funky" by uncle Bob Mabena and the legendary soccer star Doctor Khumalo which won itself a SAMA Award... Read more
05
Dec
1994

Le Club Collective Release the Muthaload – A Cube Collective – 1996

154 Market Street Johannesburg, a Fashion Store in the Joburg CBD but back in 1996 the Building Housed what would become a J Section Hip Hop Institution – Le Club. Founded by DJs Bionic and Blaze On Saturday afternoons there would be... Read more
07
Dec
1996
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